Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Scotia Community College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Martha MacGowan
Project Assistant- Sustainability
Facilities & Engineering
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
The Shelburne Water Project

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

NSCC's Engineered Technologies Applied Research Lab is working in partnership with Dalhousie University's Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health project (ENRICH), the South-End Environmental Injustice Society (SEED) and the Rural Water Watch (RWW) association in the Shelburne's south end community to address the issue of contaminated drinking water that affect individuals living in the south end, a predominately black community adjacent to a former landfill. With residential, industrial, and sometimes medical waste from throughout eastern Shelburne County burned at the dump over the years, SEED feels the dump is a contributing factor to the high rates of cancer and health issues they’ve seen among the people who lived close to it. The Engineered Technologies Applied Research lab is working to uncover a cost-effective, water-filtration solution to purify well water for those impacted by the environmental impact of hazardous materials leaching into the ground and water. This is a 2 year study that is still in progress.

https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/provincial/environmental-racism-water-quality-research-project-in-shelburne-a-turning-point-in-the-community-252462/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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